Junior Cycle

At Rockwell College, secondary boys and girls boarding school located in Tipperary, Ireland, in order to ensure that pupils have the benefit of a broad education, the Junior Cycle curriculum provides all our pupils with a range of subjects: English, Irish, Maths, Business, Science, History, Geography, Religion, and Well-being (including PE/CSPE/SPHE).

Prior to entry, pupils also chose one Modern Foreign Language from Block 1 and one Practical subject from Block 2.

Block 1: Spanish, French, German.

Block 2: Visual Art, Music, Graphics, Home Economics.

Transition Year

Having completed Junior Cert at Rockwell College, secondary boys and girls boarding school, there is an option of participating in Transition Year. This year places an emphasis on the student’s growth in maturity and personal development, including social awareness and social competence.

The programme also includes the promotion of academic skills and self-directed learning in preparation for the Leaving Certificate cycle. Pupils sample modules of all Leaving Certificate subjects during T.Y., thus enabling them to make a clear, informed choice of subjects for the Leaving Certificate programme. Most subjects are compulsory and pupils continue to study the Modern Foreign Language from the Junior Cycle.

There is a full academic programme timetabled for TY pupils, with the content designed to introduce the pupils to those subjects at Leaving Certificate level. The pupils also take modules such as “Toastmasters”, Film-making, Sports Science, on a rotation basis during the year.

The social and personal development of our pupils is important. Support is given to a number of charities, most prominently the Hope Foundation. Pupils also have the opportunity to engage in Global Citizenship Education and the TY Personal Development programme. All pupils take the mandatory two week Work Experience period as required under DES guidelines for the Transition Year programme.

TY Application Policy & Procedures

Leaving Certificate

Senior Cycle students at Rockwell College take seven subjects for the Leaving Certificate programme. As per Department of Education guidelines, English, Mathematics and Irish are compulsory. Pupils then select four additional subjects from Option Blocks.

Full details on all our subjects is available in the subject booklet below.

Parents and Senior Cycle entrants are invited to our Subject Choice Information Event on March 23rd, 6:30pm 2023.

Subject Information Booklet LC 2024

Book Lists 2022-2023

Please see below for the 2022-23 Rockwell College booklists.

Schoolbooks are available to purchase online from Stakelums Office Supplies, Thurles.

Use the code BOOKS-10-OFF to receive a 10% discount.

Schoolbooks can be ordered for delivery to Rockwell College in September.